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Indians crowd ticket counters at the railway station in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. The train stations are experiencing heavy crowd ahead of Diwali festival which will be celebrated on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
“I can think of a billion reasons why it’s in the interests of news outlets to overcome barriers of language, literacy, and relatively low-end tech.”
“Let’s have a computer do what a computer’s good at, and let’s have a human do what a human’s good at.”
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
Like the media it covers, journalism criticism has moved from the work of a few established institutions to something more diffuse.
Apple’s new wearable may or may not be a big hit. But either way, it’s a harbinger of a new class of truly personal devices whose users will demand customized experiences. News companies aren’t ready to provide them.
Ousted editors, newsroom revolts, and government subsidies — welcome to French journalism’s battle for survival.
“The results of this gender disparity in leadership are especially pernicious in journalism. To best serve the public as watchdogs and truth-tellers, news organizations need a broad array of voices and perspectives.”
“Women are not ascending to the top jobs in any media sector at anywhere near the rate they’re entering the journalism school pipeline.” Ann Marie Lipinski
“Journalism education has come to the same ominous inflection point that journalism itself has reached — and the stakes are just as high.” Jon Marcus
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